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Oct 14, 2012 3:05am EDT
know that all of us here want to extend our sympathy and condolences to jean and the family and to the sifford family. and i would just like to say that this debate in a way is a living tributeo mel carnahan because he loved t vigorou discussion of ideas in our democracy. he was a fantastic governor of missou. this state became one of the top five in the nation for health care coverage for children under his leadership. one of the best in advancing all kinds of benefits for children to grow up healthy and strong. and of course, this debate also takes place at a time when the tragedy of the uss cole is on our minds and hearts and insofar as the memorial service is tomorrow, i would like to also extend sympathy to the families of those who have died and those who are still missing, and the injured. now, mr. hankins, i think that the situation thatou describe has gotten completely out of hand. doctors are giving prescriptions, they're recommending treatments, and then their recommendations are being overruled by hmos and insurance companies. that is unacceptable. i support a strong nation
Oct 13, 2012 10:45pm EDT
, carole, the thing that saved us in this global economic slowdown is in our exports. and what i'm trying to do is increase our exports. and if, indeed, all the jobs were going to move south because of lower wages, there are lower wages now and they haven't done that. and so i have just negotiated with the president of mexico; the north american free trade agreement; and the prime minister of canada, i might add, and i'm -- i want to have more of these free trade agreements. because export jobs are increasing far faster than any jobs that may have moved overseas; that's a scare tactic because it's not that many. but anyone that's here, we want to have more jobs here and the way to do that is to increase our exports. some believe in protection. i don't. i believe in free and fair trade and that's the thing that saved us, and so i will keep on as president trying to get a successful conclusion to the gatt round, the big uruguay round of trade which will really open up markets for our -- for our agriculture particularly -- i want to continue work after we get this nafta agreement ratified th
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